Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's operas comprise 22 musical dramas in a variety of genres. They range from the small-scale, derivative works of his youth to the full-fledged operas of his maturity. Three of the works were abandoned before completion and were not performed until many years after the composer's death. His mature works are all considered classics and have never been out of the repertory of the world's opera houses.
From a very young age Mozart had, according to opera analyst David Cairns, "an extraordinary capacity [...] for seizing on and assimilating whatever in a newly encountered style (was) most useful to him". In a letter to his father, dated 7 February 1778, Mozart wrote, "As you know, I can more or less adopt or imitate any kind and style of composition". He used this gift to break new ground, becoming simultaneously "assimilator, perfector and innovator". Thus, his early works follow the traditional forms of the Italian opera seria and opera buffa as well as the German Singspiel. In his maturity, according to music writer Nicholas Kenyon, he "enhanced all of these forms with the richness of his innovation", and, in Don Giovanni, he achieved a synthesis of the two Italian styles, including a seria character in Donna Anna, buffa characters in Leporello and Zerlina, and a mixed seria-buffa character in Donna Elvira.
This means they received something, they are thankful for something.” The video portrays how Andrea Rost started her career as an opera singer and also reveals what mentality is needed to succeed as a world class singer ... In March 2002, Rost sang Pamina from Mozart’s Magic Flute opera in Los Angeles.
This is the third time that the ParisOpera - shut for more than a year, first because of strikes, then because of the coronavirus lockdowns - has live-streamed its performances, following Verdi'sAida and Mozart's The Magic Flute earlier this season. For opera fans, such Internet broadcasts offer nowhere near the thrill of a seat in the auditorium.
This is the third time the ParisOpera - shut for more than a year, first because of strikes, then because of the coronavirus lockdowns - has live-streamed its performances, following Verdi'sAida and Mozart's The Magic Flute earlier this season. For opera fans, such Internet broadcasts offer nowhere near the thrill of a seat in the auditorium.
The orchestra will be presenting a virtual all-Mozart program to the stage and to your living room via livestream for its 7.30 p.m., Saturday, April 10 concert titled 'EXSULTATE.' ... The concert opens with the Overture to La Finta Gardiniera (The PretendGardenGirl), one of Mozart’s lesser known operas.
It started as a way to mount a major opera in a safe, socially distanced way. But anyone who knows opera folks knows they tend to go big ... Then there is that opera that got the outdoor extravaganza going. The chosen work, Mozart's magnificent beguiling comedy "Le Nozze di Figaro,” is the first major production of College of CharlestonOpera.
She is not only a rising opera performer, but she is taking her knowledge of music and the opera to area youth so they too can enjoy a life of music ... From a high school band member, she rose to become a top local opera talent ... Mozart and Puccini are not the only great opera composers. The beautiful voices of opera are still very much alive.